Author Autobiographies that
appeal to Young Readers
Core non-fiction books for every library
|Autobiographies are part of the Common Core for
readers in intermediate grades and middle school.
Author autobiographies add a distinctive element for young people
who are developing as readers and exploring writing.
How do well-known children’s book writers approach their craft?
Richard C. Owen Publishers has the books that help readers and
writers in the elementary grades
and middle school learn from the best-known writers of children’s books.
1 title in paperback
32 pages full-color
$38.40 Six pack and Save
32 titles in hard cover
32 pages full-color
Purchase the collection - 32 titles
$406.40 and Save $72.00
The Collection: 32 titles
and award-winning authors, written especially for grades 2-5.
Engaging text and fascinating,
full-color photographs invite
children to see how their
favorite authors turn ideas into
Patricia Polacco's NEW
book, Still Firetalking,
now in paperback as well as hard
cover. Show young writers where
authors get their ideas and how they
ideas into stories. And more.
The original Firetalking, one
of 32 titles in the Meet the Author
collection, is in most school
libraries. Now the book is
published in a new edition with the
title Still Firetalking, the
first of a new generation of Meet
the Author books available in both
hardcover and paperback. In this
new edition Patricia talks about her
childhood and her challenges with
learning to read. She also talks
about how she became interested in
writing children’s books that spring
from her memories of childhood and
her interest in illustrating books.
In addition to updating her life
story, Patricia has refined the
discussion of how she creates the
art for her books and she has added
new text to explain how she writes
and revises her stories.
4 titles in paperback
64 pages full-color
Purchase the Collection - 4 titles
$28.00 and Save $4.00
The Collection: 4 titles by
well known children's book authors.
UNIQUE and INSPIRING
is for students in grades 4-7.
useful, practical knowledge of writing from
examples of the writing process shared by these successful authors.
is a well-loved author of many valuable books,
including books about how to write in various genres. His books help
inspire students to become eager and proficient writers, and his school
visits are a celebration of reading
and writing. Ralph Fletcher includes
a chapter on My Writer’s Notebook in
Author at Work books are for older
children. They are based on the
same model as Meet the Author, but
they are 64 pages in paperback with
more space allocated to tell the
author’s story and to explore how
they resolve challenges to writing. Each of the four
books in the collection includes a
table of contents. See for example
Ralph Fletcher’s book,REFLECTIONS.
1 My Missing Manuscript
2 Deep Roots
3 Early Writing
4 My Writer’s Notebook
7 Fig Pudding
8 A Conversation with Ralph
9 The Best Award
Readers of Author at Work books will
discover common elements that appear
in the four current titles. They
will also discover distinctive
differences in the way each of the
authors works. The four authors in
the collection are Ralph Fletcher,
Nikki Grimes, Margaret Mooney, and
Jane Yolen. An outstanding cluster
of writers by all standards.